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Bow to Stern Boating Center

290 Blackwell Point Loop Rd, Oriental, NC 28571-9719
+1 252-474-6000
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At Bow to Stern, integrity doesn't come with a rental boat.

On July 12, 2018, I made the mistake of renting a boat with captain from Bow to Stern. Our original... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
camano2018
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Friendly, family oriented experience

We spent the 4th of July in Oriental, and I wanted to rent a small sailboat to cruise around on for... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Katie J
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Bow to Stern Boating Center offers sailboat, powerboat and kayak rentals, Jr. and adult sailing programs, and captained and bareboat charters. Our fleet has over 75 boats for all types of boating activities. Take a boat out by yourself or have one of our captains take the helm for you. Trips can be two hours to multiple days. Come see the beautiful waters around Oriental
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“craft” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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290 Blackwell Point Loop Rd, Oriental, NC 28571-9719
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+1 252-474-6000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On July 12, 2018, I made the mistake of renting a boat with captain from Bow to Stern. Our original destination was to drive across the river from Oriental towards Beaufort. The river was choppy, too choppy for the Grady White to handle comfortably, and...More

Thank camano2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the 4th of July in Oriental, and I wanted to rent a small sailboat to cruise around on for a few hours. Jim and his staff were awesome, friendly, and really supportive, as I hadn't sailed in awhile. He's got a nice fleet...More

3  Thank Katie J
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Sailing has been on my bucket list for years. Never to old to start. All I can say is Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Thanks to Capt. Jim Edwards for getting us set up and our instructor Mr. Harry Corbett did a fabulous job teaching us the...More

Thank Tommy M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We rented an FJ for a few hours and had a fantastic time! They were prepared and very accommodating with our schedule and threw in a few refresher pointers to boot. I will go to Bow to Stern first if I need a boat while...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We have three children who have attended the school so we have years of experience with Captain Jim. The instructors are very knowledgeable and the kids have a great time. We are actually signing our 6 year old granddaughter next summer.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

While spending the weekend in New Bern, my wife and I made the quick 40-min drive over to Oriental to rent a small catamaran from Bow to Stern We arrived a little earlier than our appointment and Jim and his team were putting the finishing...More

1  Thank Brian H
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